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He can sing well, he can dance well, but even the “Golden Maknae” of BTS is afraid of some things. Jungkook’s fears, though, are a little unconventional. Here’s what we know about this performer in the award-winning K-pop group.

The ‘Golden Maknae’ is good at pretty much everything, and pretty much not afraid of anything

Born in 1997, this singer is the youngest member of BTS. Whether it be kicking off a bottle cap with his feet or hitting the high notes in “Dynamite,” Jungkook has a way of excelling at everything.

This performer isn’t afraid of most things, but he has shared his greatest fears with fans and his bandmates. They may be unconventional, (and have to do with heating food up in the kitchen,) but that just makes fans love him more.

Jungkook is afraid of one kitchen appliance

He may not be afraid of heights or performing on stage for thousands of fans. Unlike Jin, he’s not afraid of stingrays. However, since BTS’ debut, Jungkook shared his fear for one kitchen appliance — microwaves. It’s not totally irrational, though. 

“I don’t know, I’m scared of [microwaves,]” Jungkook said, according to one translation on a screenshot. “When I was young, I didn’t come out of my room while I was heating the food in the microwave.”

On more than one occasion, Jungkook elaborated his fear of this appliance. Jungkook shared that he’s scared that microwaves will explode, which is why he tends to stay away from them. Jungkook isn’t really afraid to use other kitchen appliances, though.

For one episode of RUN BTS, Jungkook and V teamed up to cook a meal while receiving instructions from the other members. The dish wasn’t perfect by any means, but the presentation was pretty nice, thanks to some personal touches from these two singers. 

Jungkook of BTS performs onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2019
Jungkook of BTS performs onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2019 | Rich Fury/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

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Reportedly, this BTS member is also afraid of balloons and fireworks

Microwaves aren’t the only thing that made Jungkook’s list of fears. According to Koreaboo, Jungkook is afraid of things that pop, like fireworks or balloons. For one video, the BTS members are trying to pop confetti to celebrate, but Jungkook hides his face. 

For another video, the singer said, “I’m scared of these types of things.” Regardless, Jungkook is fearless when it comes to performing. Together with the other members of this group, they toured the world and broke records with their music and videos. That includes their all-English recent release, “Dynamite.”

The “Dynamite” music video is now available on YouTube. Music by BTS, including their recently released album, Map of the Soul: 7, is available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and most major platforms.